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Dionaea Muscipula



The Venus flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the US. It catches its prey—insects/arachnids— with a trapping structure and is triggered by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces. When an insect crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap closes if a different hair is contacted within 20 seconds of the first strike. Eventually the trap hermetically seals forming a 'stomach' in which digestion occurs. Digestion is catalysed by enzymes secreted by glands in the lobes.
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Poor little guy :( 
Great shot :)